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Dupuis Jewels Spring Sale – Toronto – June 23rd, 2013

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As one of the smaller auction houses in fine jewelry, Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers hold only two jewelry auctions each year.  This year’s Jewels Spring Sale includes a handful of interesting finds and highlights, which I’d like to share in this post.  Enjoy!

 

Lot 160 – AN ART DECO ENAMEL AND DIAMOND PIANO POWDER COMPACT, CIRCA 1930

Estimate:  1,950–2,925 USD

Lot 160 - AN ART DECO ENAMEL AND DIAMOND PIANO POWDER COMPACT, CIRCA 1930

Lot 160 – AN ART DECO ENAMEL AND DIAMOND PIANO POWDER COMPACT, CIRCA 1930

Designed as a grand piano with highly polished black enamel case, applied with diamond-set monogramme ‘EB’; black and white enamel keyboard with integrated thumbpiece, hinged cover opens to reveal a bevelled mirror and powder compartment, mounted in 14k gold, with fitted brown suede pouch stamped Black Starr & Frost-Gorham Inc., New York

 

Lot 295 – A DIAMOND AND GOLD OSTRICH FEATHER BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, CIRCA 1970

Estimate:  9,750–14,625 USD

Lot 295 - A DIAMOND AND GOLD OSTRICH FEATHER BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, CIRCA 1970

Lot 295 – A DIAMOND AND GOLD OSTRICH FEATHER BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, CIRCA 1970

Designed as a stylised ostrich feather, the overlapping plumes decorated with graduated rows of round diamonds altogether weighing approximately 11.45 carats, between textured ribbing, mounted in platinum and 18k gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered 18.369, French assay marks

 

Lot 247 – AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND PLATINUM BANGLE BRACELET, OSCAR HEYMAN, CIRCA 1930

Estimate:  19,500–29,250 USD

Lot 247 - AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND PLATINUM BANGLE BRACELET, OSCAR HEYMAN, CIRCA 1930

Lot 247 – AN ART DECO EMERALD, DIAMOND AND PLATINUM BANGLE BRACELET, OSCAR HEYMAN, CIRCA 1930

The hinged band of odeonesque design with arched top centered by a rectangular diamond flanked by baguette-cut diamond trios, further decorated with round diamonds and emerald channels, to the flared terminals completed by a curved clasp, mounted in platinum

 

Lot 102 – A PAIR OF AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, ALETTO BROS.

Estimate:  7,313–8,288 USD

Lot 102 - A PAIR OF AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, ALETTO BROS.

Lot 102 – A PAIR OF AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, ALETTO BROS.

With an openwork design of lattice pattern, the flexible lozenge-shaped pendants decorated throughout with square aquamarines amid lines of tiny round diamonds, suspending a round diamond bezel fringe, mounted in 18k white gold, signed Aletto Bros.

 

Lot 249 – A GEM-SET AND DIAMOND ROSE BROOCH, ASPREY

Estimate:  7,800–9,750 USD

Lot 249 - A GEM-SET AND DIAMOND ROSE BROOCH, ASPREY

Lot 249 – A GEM-SET AND DIAMOND ROSE BROOCH, ASPREY

Fashioned as a long stemmed rose, the highly sculpted design with pavé-set pink sapphire petals, tsavorite garnet leaves and diamond-set elongated stem, mounted in 18k white gold, signed Asprey, with English hallmarks for London circa 2009

 

Lot 68 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE, CIRCA 1920

Estimate:  14,625–17,550 USD

Lot 68 - A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE, CIRCA 1920

Lot 68 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE, CIRCA 1920

The elongated quatrefoil motif set with an oval sapphire weighing approximately 15.25 carats, amid a diamond-set plaque finely millegrained and pierced with floral and foliate details, diamond-set bail, mounted in platinum, and suspending from a silver rope linking chain joined to a platinum and 18k white gold clasp accented by tiny diamonds and simulated sapphires, length 18 3/4 ins

 

Lot 79 – A DIAMOND AND GOLD SWAN BROOCH, MAUBOUSSIN

Estimate:  4,388–4,875 USD

Lot 79 - A DIAMOND AND GOLD SWAN BROOCH, MAUBOUSSIN

Lot 79 – A DIAMOND AND GOLD SWAN BROOCH, MAUBOUSSIN

Designed as a pavé-set diamond swan with tiny ruby eye, mounted in 18k gold, signed Mauboussin, Paris, and numbered PM9191, French assay marks

 

Lot 276 – A PAIR OF ONYX AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, CHANEL

Estimate:  14,625–17,550 USD

Lot 276 - A PAIR OF ONYX AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, CHANEL

Lot 276 – A PAIR OF ONYX AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, CHANEL

Designed as flowerheads, the overlapping petals decorated with onyx and pavé-set diamond trims, mounted in platinum and 18k white gold, signed Chanel and numbered 7D333, French assay marks

 

Lot 272 – AN AMETHYST, PORCELAIN AND DIAMOND BRACELET, ALETTO BROS.

Estimate:  17,550–19,500 USD

Lot 272 - AN AMETHYST, PORCELAIN AND DIAMOND BRACELET, ALETTO BROS.

Lot 272 – AN AMETHYST, PORCELAIN AND DIAMOND BRACELET, ALETTO BROS.

The articulated link design centering a contrasting series of white porcelain panels between a border of facetted amethysts, accented with small round diamond trim, mounted in 18k white gold, length 6 1/2 ins, signed Aletto Bros.

 

Lot 250 – A DIAMOND AND TSAVORITE GARNET FROG RING, STENZHORN

Estimate:  6,825–7,313 USD

Lot 250 - A DIAMOND AND TSAVORITE GARNET FROG RING, STENZHORN

Lot 250 – A DIAMOND AND TSAVORITE GARNET FROG RING, STENZHORN

Whimsically fashioned as a hopping frog with micro pavé-set diamond body and raised bezel tsavorite garnet eyes, mounted in 18k white gold, signed Stenzhorn

 

Lot 84 – A GEM-SET AND DIAMOND BOW BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Estimate:  4,095–4,680 USD

Lot 84 - A GEM-SET AND DIAMOND BOW BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Lot 84 – A GEM-SET AND DIAMOND BOW BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

Designed as a stylised ribbon bow with pavé-set diamond centre knot amid blue chalcedony and rhodochrosite panels, mounted in 18k gold, signed VCA and numbered 8139112, French assay marks

 

Lot 259 – A DIAMOND AND GOLD ‘HORSEBIT’ BRACELET, GUCCI

Estimate:  3,900–5,850 USD

Lot 259 - A DIAMOND AND GOLD 'HORSEBIT' BRACELET, GUCCI

Lot 259 – A DIAMOND AND GOLD ‘HORSEBIT’ BRACELET, GUCCI

Designed as a series of horsebit links of various sizes, accented with pavé-set brown diamonds, mounted in 18K gold, signed Gucci, length 7 1/4 ins

 

Lot 258 – AN EMERALD, DIAMOND AND GOLD FLORAL BROOCH, TIFFANY & CO., CIRCA 1955

Estimate:  14,625–17,550 USD

Lot 258 - AN EMERALD, DIAMOND AND GOLD FLORAL BROOCH, TIFFANY & CO., CIRCA 1955

Lot 258 – AN EMERALD, DIAMOND AND GOLD FLORAL BROOCH, TIFFANY & CO., CIRCA 1955

The textured gold branch with polished leaves, suspending en negligée a pair of fuchsia blossoms decorated with emerald pistils and pavé-set diamond petals, mounted in platinum and 18k gold, signed Tiffany & Co. For a similar brooch, please see Tiffany’s 20th Century, A Portrait of American Style, by John Loring, pp. 142 & 143

 

 

Please be sure to check back after the sale as I update each lot with its realized sale price.

All photos, estimates and descriptions courtesy of Dupuis

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